WAYNE TOWNSHIP MEETING
JULY 17, 2017
The Wayne Township Board of Supervisors held a meeting on July 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Wayne Township Municipal Building, with David W. Calhoun, James B. Maguire and Katharine M. Dershem present.
Those also in attendance: Robin Condo, Steve Simcox, Carl Bathurst, Linda Calhoun, Police Chief Dave Winkleman, Rod Stabley, Ardell Gardner, Connie Corter, Matt Maguire, Don White, Mary Prince, Peggy Fanning, Marci Orndorf of the Wayne Township Landfill, Carolyn Hanna, John Segursky, P.E., of Uni-Tec, Zoning Officer Rodney Shemory and Paul D. Welch, Jr., Esquire
Resident Steve Simcox asked for an update on extending the gas line along Shoemaker Road.
Chairman Calhoun indicated the Township has not received the signed documentation from PennDot officials in Harrisburg for the Multimodal Grant and the project cannot begin until the Township receives the paperwork.
Supervisor Maguire reported there is nothing new with regard to the gas line extension project.
Resident Connie Courter of 128 Reservoir Road complained to the Board of Supervisors about the Zoning Map Amendment the Supervisors approved last month changing a portion of the Big Woods Land Company property located along Reservoir Road from Residential to Open Recreation stating that she was in the process of selling her home and the Buyer backed out due to the zoning change.
Board’s Approval of Meeting Minutes
Chairman Calhoun asked if there were any questions or comments on the minutes of the June 19, 2017, meeting, there being none, Supervisor Maguire made a motion to approve the minutes as presented; seconded by Supervisor Dershem, MCU.
Approval of Treasurer’s Report
Supervisor Maguire made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report as submitted; seconded by Supervisor Dershem, MCU.
Chief Winkleman provided a written report to the Supervisors for the month of June reporting that Pine Creek Township Police Officers worked 51.75 hours and there were 72 incidents during the month.
Chief Winkleman also announced there is a medicine take-back box in the lobby of the Pine Creek Township Police office for individuals to drop off unused prescription medication.
Zoning Officer’s Report:
Zoning Officer Rod Shemory reported the following Land Use Permits were issues between June 19th and July 17, 2017:
Tom Chitwood 16 x 32 Swimming pool
Joe Schuchert 6,000 sq. ft. Dental Office
Sara Wolfe 24 ft. swimming pool
Wade Swinehart 20 x 12 Pole Shed Matt Miller 40 x 30 Garage
Donald Wynn 24 x 16 Carport
Lorraine Shemory 50 x 30 Cabin
Adam Baumunk 26 x 22 Addition
Philip Bower Application for Variance Hearing
Supervisor Maguire questioned the need for the Variance Hearing for Philip Bower to use his property which is located in the Highway Interchange District as a residence, stating that the property was being used as a residence until late last year and this could be verified through the Lock Haven Police Department who assisted with eviction proceedings for that residence.
Solicitor Welch said it was his understanding that the property in question is the former Shoemaker Mansion which is located in the Highway Interchange District and originally the property was used as a residence and at one point it was turned into a bed and breakfast with a fine dining restaurant.
According to Attorney Welch, it is a factual question as the Zoning Officer made a determination that the building was vacant for a year; therefore the residential use would not be grandfathered in. Since the property is located within the Highway Interchange (HI) Zoning District and there are no permitted uses in that district, a zoning hearing would be required in order to use the building as a residence. In this instance the Zoning Hearing Officer is saying one thing and Mr. Maguire is saying another, so it will be up to the Zoning Hearing Board to decide.
A discussion was held and according to Solicitor Welch, if there is proof someone had lived in the house until late last year; Mr. Bower could withdraw his application for the variance hearing.
Monthly Engineer’s Report:
John Segursky, P.E. reported that he contacted PennDot regarding the status of the Multimodal Grant and there was nothing new to report.
Mr. Segursky provided specifications for the storm water inlet replacement project to the Board of Supervisors to utilize when obtaining quotes.
Recreation Committee Report:
Recreation Committee Member Don White had nothing new to report on behalf of the Recreation Committee.
Quotes for Storm Drain Replacement Project
The Board of Supervisors agreed to proceed to obtain quotes to replace the storm water inlets.
Excess Road Maintenance Agreement
Chairman Calhoun reported that Barry Larson contacted the Township about using Shoemaker Road to haul out approximately 10 loads of timber from a property along the road and the Supervisors gave him verbal approval to use the road recommending that he do so before the Shoemaker Road Project begins.
Solicitor Welch advised the Board of Supervisors that if the trucks are exceeding the weight limit there should be a permit issued by the Township as required by the zoning ordinance. The Board may or may not require an Excess Road Use Maintenance Agreement but if a permit is not issued, the contractor could be fined for exceeding the posted weight limit.
The Supervisors agreed to contact Mr. Larson about obtaining a permit.
Bid Specs for Ball Field Project
Supervisor Calhoun reported the Board received the bid specs from the Engineer for the Ball Field Project which have been sent into DCNR and indicated the Township received verbal approval of the bid specs and asked Solicitor Welch if the Township could proceed with the bidding process.
Solicitor Welch explained that the DCNR grant agreement states that DCNR must approve plans for the project and advised the Board not place the project out for bid until written approval is received from DCNR.
Comprehensive Plan Update
The Board of Supervisors indicated that the Comprehensive Plan Update has been forwarded to the Clinton County Planning Commission for their review and to provide comment to the Township.
Supervisor Maguire made a motion to approve the invoices as submitted; seconded by Supervisor Calhoun, MCU.
There being no further business, Supervisor Maguire made a motion to adjourn the meeting; seconded by Supervisor Dershem, MCU, and the meeting was adjourned at 7:50 pm.
Darlene S. Macklem, Secretary